When Latin American and Caribbean immigrants are discriminated against in extractive mining cities of northern Chile

Authors: Yasna Contreras*, Department of Geography, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, University of Chi
Topics: Ethnicity and Race, Ethnic Geography, Social Geography
Keywords: Immigration, racism, extractive mining cities, housing
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Napoleon B2, Sheraton 3rd Floor
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Latin American and Caribbean immigration black towards Chile has gain strength over the last years, pushing a series of changes, at least in central spaces where many inmigrants begin their migratory journey. In their condition of poor, displaced inmigrants black, due to wars or conflict, insecurity, or even due to a dream of progress, they arrive to places which impose new symbolic and material frontiers, signed by exclusion and racialized access to housing, many times in informal terms. The result of this research reveal strategies used by latinamerican immigrants blacks or inmigrant afro-descendant in central areas of Chile to deal with a growing illegal housing market which reveals strategies of property owners which see in this an opportunity for savings and material progress

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